Sanrio Discontinuing Some Characters Like Kirimichan, Charmmykitty
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Sanrio Discontinuing 16 Characters Like Kirimichan, Charmmy Kitty

Sanrio announced that 16 of the company’s mascot characters, including Kirimichan and Charmmykitty, will be discontinued soon. The characters will be leaving Sanrio Puroland ,and their profile will disappear from the park’s official website on March 31, 2024. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

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Sanrio framed this discontinuation as the mascots going on an “outing” or “trip.” At the time of writing this story, the company has not given a reason for the discontinuation of these characters. Regarding the “trip” for these characters, Sanrio Puroland commented “We look forward to the day we see you all again, somewhere!”

Additionally, a YouTube video will be posted on the official Sanrio Puroland official channel featuring memorable moments and pictures with the mascots that are “departing.” The video will be available between March 25-31, 2024.

The full list of Sanrio characters that will be delisted at the end of March 2024 is the following:

Kirimichan and Charmmykitty are some of the more recognizable names in the list of soon-to-be Sanrio delisted mascots. The first one is a piece of sliced salmon with a tiny humanoid body and a smile. Charmmy Kitty is Hello Kitty’s pet cat. She resembles the popular Hello Kitty character but has more cat-like features. They ranked 17 and 25 respectively in the Sanrio 2020 character popularity poll. Meanwhile, the remaining mascots leaving the Sanrio Puroland website are more obscure in comparison to the two aforementioned ones.

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